6.5-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Indonesia, Deaths Reported
A significant earthquake struck Indonesia on Friday night, local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The USGS says that the 6.5-magnitude earthquake took place on the Indonesian island of Java, about 27 miles south-southwest of Singaparna at 11:47 p.m. local time.
Hope everybody in Indonesia safe from earthquake. 😯
I was in an earthquake once before.
First, I feel dizzy & thought I was exhausted but when I see everybody feel same like me, and the table started move I knew it.
Always watch out & memorize the exits.
Be safe guys 😯
— gehenna1986 (@gehenna1986) December 15, 2017
People reported feeling the quake in the country’s capital and largest city, Jakarta. Shaking was also felt in the cities of Yogyakarata and Semarang, according to the agency.
— EMSC (@LastQuake) December 15, 2017
According to National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the earthquake has killed some and left others injured. Buildings have also collapsed, TVNZ reported.
Indonesia is located on the “Pacific Ring of Fire,” and, thus, has frequent earthquakes as well as volcanic eruptions. The Ring of Fire encircles the Pacific Ocean.
Beberapa rumah di Kabupaten Ciamis rusak akibat gempa. Terdapat korban jiwa dan luka. Masyarakat di pesisir mengungsi ke tempat yang lebih tinggi yang aman dari tsunami. pic.twitter.com/gBvwejKlv7
— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_BNPB) December 15, 2017
— Hibatul Wafi (@dedewafi) December 15, 2017
— ArieF EL (@IBRHM_affelay) December 15, 2017
Earthquake hits Java in Indonesia, tsunami warning issued https://t.co/iDWbwLhmJP
— CNBC (@CNBC) December 15, 2017
— RT (@RT_com) December 15, 2017
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